For Stan Zukin, president of Zukin Realty, receiving approval to build a 90-foot-tall hotel in West Chester is more than a business venture. It’s the culmination of years of hard work.A retired pharmacist who lived and worked for many years in West Chester, Zukin frequently bought up many of the unused properties around town. According to the soon to be 70-year-old realtor, West Chester suffered from blight and was accused of having bad neighborhoods and poor parking as recently as 17 years ago.
By renovating and restoring these properties Zukin helped lure tenants to West Chester. Zukin Realty currently owns 12 restaurants in the Borough including The Note, Ram’s Head and Pita Pit.